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02-27-2013, 02:18 PM
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almostawake
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Originally Posted by ahplk View Post
Looking at my twitter feed today...the Flyers are right at the cap and need relief/St. Louis has inquired about Briere, who refused to waive his NMC.

Looks like there's no way the Flyers can trade for Buff without 5+ mil going back the other way. Voracek is their highest paid player that doesn't have a NMC so he would probably be a piece in any deal. Flyers would need to dump another million on top of that to take on Buff's contract.
Have to look deeper at their cap situation. They currently have 17 forwards, 11 defencemen, and 3 goalies counting against the cap. That adds up to 8 players on IR but they're only using 2.4M of LTIR allowance. Pronger alone is 5M.

Basically, I'd avoid reading too much into their cap situation without really running the numbers. Pronger is definitely permanent LTIR. Matt Walker is as well I believe. That gives them another ~4.3M of cap space right off the bat.

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